Rep. Steve Scalise among several shot at congressional baseball practice

Rep. Steve Scalise among several shot at congressional baseball practice

Mike Bishop, Representative for MI, said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected".

Scalise, a representative from the southern state of Louisiana elected to Congress in 2008, heads the conservative House caucus known as the Republican Study Committee. His injuries were not believed to life-threatening, the AP reported.

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Va., where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Reports indicate they took swift action to take down this madman and render aid. Around 50 shots were fired by the gunman. He hit Steve Scalise", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire.

Members described Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards away from second base, where he had been playing, and lying there until the shooter was neutralized, at which point some of them ran to assist him and apply pressure to the wound until he could be evacuated.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told CNN it was at least ten minutes until shooter was down. She said the shooting "went on for quite a while".

"It is pretty well known at the neighborhood who those folks are on the baseball field and where we practice".

This was a shocking attack on members of Congress, their staff, and on U.S. Capitol police.

President Donald Trump tweeted after the incident that Scalise was "badly injured", but is expected to make a full recovery.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told CNN "it would have been a massacre" without Capitol Hill Police.

The gunman, a white man with dark hair, wearing a blue shirt, could be seen standing with a rifle as he began shooting, Flake said. A public event that had been scheduled for Trump at the Labor Department on Wednesday afternoon was canceled.

Scalise, who is the third ranking member in the House, is the highest ranking member of Louisiana's congressional delegation.

In response to reporters' questions about whether there should be policy changes as a result of the shooting, McAuliffe (D) said "there are too many guns on the street" but added "that's not a discussion for today". "Our thoughts and prayers are with him", Trump tweeted.

Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader. "It is horrifying to think of my teammates and others in attendance being attacked in this way and I want them to know they have my support during this hard time".

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